Acacia Coast

After developing an appreciation for craft beer while living in Portland, Ore., Acacia moved to Durango, Colo., for college, and finished her degree in international business in Chambéry, France. After college, she began work with the Center for Creative Leadership, a world-renowned non-profit executive leadership and research organization. During her four years at CCL, she coordinated and managed leadership programs for executives from countless industries around the world. Currently, Acacia works with the BA's government affairs team as the state brewers associations coordinator, traveling the nation in support of America’s craft brewers guilds.

  1. On my way to Louisville for the Kentucky Guild of Brewers meeting.
  2. Migrating to the wintery north for the 2016 MI Brewers Guild Winter Conference today.
  3. Off to Gulfport for the Mississippi Brewers Guild meeting today.
  4. Off to Winston-Salem today for the NCBG 2015 Tech Conference.
  5. Joining the Ohio Craft Brewers Association for member education and meeting at Platform Beer Co today.
  6. Headed to 2015 Montana Brewers Association Conference in Missoula today!

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Vermont Brewers Association Hires First Full-time Executive Director

In mid-November, Melissa Corbin became the first full-time executive director of the Vermont Brewers Association (VBA)–the craft brewery nonprofit membership organization based in Burlington. The VBA was founded in 1996 to promote and strengthen the culture of craft brewing in Vermont through marketing, educating and advocating for Vermont made beer. The state is home to …More

Montana Brewers Progress Despite Challenges

With the October leaves painting the hills, I landed in Missoula earlier this month for the Montana Brewers Association (MBA) Fall Conference. Over two days, Montana brewers came together to network and elevate their knowledge …More

Ten Guilds Gather for Annual Midwest Meeting

Each August in Madison, Wis., the guilds from the 11 states that participate in the Great Taste of the Midwest festival are invited to join a regional gathering. This was the fourth year for this meeting. The gathering began when Wisconsin …More